|The MP5K, a Maschinenpistole in the purest sense of the word. 'K' in German stands for Kurz, or 'short.' Introduced in 1976, the MP5K was designed at the request of HK South American sales rep, who saw a market for dignitary protection and increased firepower in a small package. |
The K saw relatively insignificant sales compared to the full size MP5. That is until the advent of a shoulder stock addition and a new variant name called PDW in 1991. PDW stands for Personal Defense Weapon. The PDW shoulder stock is manufactured for HK by Choate, and the stocks are applied to the K models in the United States. With the new shoulder stock, sales of the PDW soared, mainly due to the new controllability of the MP5K. It was now on a par with the full size MP5 in controllability.
One other difference of the PDW over the K model is the threaded three lug barrel reminiscent of the MP5 series. Now sound suppressors could be fitted to the K in addition to any other MP5 muzzle accessory.
No description of the K would be complete without mention of the briefcase. One of the hottest setups for collectors, the briefcase has limited applications for VIP protection, other than being very discreet. Difficult to fire accurately, the briefcase can easily put bullet holes into the calf of the firer, should he decide to fire the K on full auto while holding the case normally. Can you picture it?
|Caliber||Cyclic Rate||Mag Capacity||Modes of Fire||Width (in/mm)||Height (in/mm)||Weight (lb/kg)||bbl. length (in/mm)||Overall|
|9mm x 19||900||15/30/40||S2/3/F||1.96||8.26||4.40||4.5||12.80|
|9mm x 19||900||15/30/40||S/2/3/F||50||210||2||115||325|
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